Funding for Cancer Research Trainees

Rolling Deadlines

Rolling: AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards: Other Conferences and Meetings

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The AACR offers Scholar-in-Training Awards to enhance the education and training of early career scientists by providing financial support for their attendance at AACR conferences and meetings. The number of awards available, award amounts, and application requirements vary by conference. Please visit the meetings and workshops calendar for a list of upcoming programs and details on financial support available.

Eligibility: Applicants who submit abstracts must be AACR members in good standing. Nonmembers should submit a Membership Application Form.

Rolling Due Dates

May Deadlines

May 19: AACR-Genmab Non-Hodgkin B-Cell Lymphoma Research Fellowship – American Association for Cancer Research

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The aim of this fellowship is to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma.

Max Amount and Period: $120,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: Applicants must have a MD, PhD, or MD/PhD in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. At the start of the Sept. 1, 2022 grant term, applicants must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent, and have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years. Applicants must also be working under the auspices of a mentor. No citizenship requirements. Applicants must be AACR members. Nonmembers can apply for AACR membership here.

Due Date: May 19, 2022 at Noon CST

May 27: WUSTL INTERNAL SELECTION: St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Oncology Fellowship Award

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: This award is for two years of fellowship training, with a possible additional year of funding based upon the demonstration of need and significant accomplishment.

Max Amount and Period: Max award capped at $97,500 per year

Eligibility: Applicants should hold a MD or DO degree and should be in their second or third year of pediatric oncology fellowship at the LOI due date.

Due Date: May, 27, 2022 at 11:59PM CST

Special Note: Only WUSTL faculty are eligible to apply. WUSTL will nominate ONE candidate.

May 27: LCRF Minority Career Development Award (CDA) in Lung Cancer – Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The intent of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to support early-stage scientists from underrepresented groups working in lung cancer and working in diverse areas of research including basic, clinical, translational, disparities, and social determinants of health research.

Max Amount and Period: $150,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: Investigators must be from racial or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in health-related sciences and biomedical research. Applicants must be postdoc researchers, clinical fellows, or early- to mid-career investigators within 10 years of receiving their MD and or PhD. Applicants are prohibited from applying if they have received funding from the LCRF within the last 4 years.

Due Date: May 27, 2022 at 10:59PM CST

May 31: AACR-Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships – American Association for Cancer Research

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The aim of this fellowship program is to provide an industry-academic clinical practicum with a unique training opportunity to develop academic clinicians in drug development on site at the facility of one of the AACR’s pharmaceutical industry partners. The two partner opportunities are AstraZeneca, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland (immune-oncology) and Bayer Healthcare, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts (oncology).

Max Amount and Period: $100,000 for 1 year

Eligibility: Applicants must have a MD, PhD, or MD/PhD and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. They also must have enrolled in an accredited hematology/oncology or radiation oncology fellowship program. No citizenship requirements. Applicants must be AACR members. Nonmembers can apply for AACR membership here.

Due Date: May 31, 2022 at Noon CST

May 31: LOI: 2022 AAMDSIF Research Grants – Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The purpose of this RFA is to help researchers dedicated to the study of bone marrow disorders, advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of the following disorders for both pediatric and adult populations: aplastic anemia, MDS, MPN, CMML, PNH, PRCA. The 2022 program will accept applications in any of the following research areas: basic, translational, pre-clinical, early-stage clinical, or health services.

Max Amount and Period: $60,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for a research grant, an applicant must hold a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Science, or other doctoral level degree (e.g., PharmD). There are no nationality restrictions. The project must represent independent research conducted by the applicant. Members of the AAMDSIF Scientific and Medical Advisory Board are not eligible to apply for a grant, and may sponsor no more than 1 applicant during any given round. Preference will be given to new investigators* who propose a project that will contribute toward their professional development in bone marrow failure disease research.

Due Date: Letter of Intent Due: May 31, 2022 at 4PM CST

Eligibility Note: *New Investigators include post-doctoral fellows, instructors, and those who have been assistant professors for fewer than five years.

June Deadlines

June 1: ACS Postdoctoral Fellowship – Cancer Stem Cell Consortium – American Cancer Society and Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: This is in connection with the ACS Cancer Stem Cell Consortium and funds training for a career in cancer research. Please be sure to locate this specific opportunity on the linked webpage.

Max Amount and Period: Awards are for 2 to 3 years with progressive stipends, plus an annual $4K fellowship allowance and $1,500 travel allowance in the last year.

Eligibility: Applicants are eligible if they are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have had their doctoral degree for LESS than 3 years.

Due Date: June 1, 2022 at 10:59PM CST

June 1: AACR-Lung Cancer Initiative at Johnson & Johnson Stimulating Therapeutic Advances Through Research Training (START) Grant – American Association for Cancer Research

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: Each fellowship provides a three-year grant of $225,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored cancer research project. Research proposals may be translational or clinical in nature but must have direct applicability to lung cancer. Proposals focused on mechanisms linking immunogenic cell death pathways to amplification of innate and adaptive immunity, immunobiology of non-small cell lung cancers, and mechanisms of acquired resistance to immunotherapies are highly encouraged. Applicants may spend one year on site at a Johnson & Johnson Enterprise Innovation facility at the discretion of Lung Cancer Initiative at Johnson & Johnson.

Max Amount and Period: $225,000 over 3 years

Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. They must hold a full-time, mentored research position as a Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Research Fellow, or equivalent and have begun their most recent fellowship within the past three years. They must also belong to one of the following underrepresented groups: a) individual from a racial or ethnic group that has been shown by the NSF to be underrepresented in health-related sciences; b) individual with a disability, who are defined as those with a physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; c) an individual from a disadvantaged background. Lastly, applicants must be AACR members. Nonmembers can apply for membership online.

Due Date: June 1, 2022 at 12 Noon CST

June 24: 2022 Research Fellow Award – Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: This is an initiative supporting early career researchers at the post-doctorate, medical fellow, or junior faculty levels currently active or interested in research in multiple myeloma. The goal of this initiative is to engage and support early career investigators interested in basic and clinical research focused on multiple myeloma and its precursor conditions, with the goal of advancing our understanding of myeloma disease biology, disease risk, and treatment response and relapse. The proposed research must be in a) host immunity in multiple myeloma, b) disease monitoring – immune biomarkers of progression and treatment response, c) disparity research, or d) innovative data solutions.

Max Amount and Period: $150,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and must have obtained their highest degree within 10 years of the application date. Applicants may not hold a position higher than Assistant Professor. Postdoc and medical fellow applicants must be working under the supervision of a research mentor in the multiple myeloma field.

Due Date: June 24, 2022 at 10:59PM CST

July Deadlines

July 6: Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship - AACR-Day One Biopharmaceuticals

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: The AACR-Day One Biopharmaceuticals Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct pediatric cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding must have direct applicability to pediatric cancer and may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature.

Max Amount and Period: $120,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. They must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or equivalent, and have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years. Applicants must be AACR Active members. Nonmembers can apply for membership online.

Due Date: July 6, 2022 at 12 Noon CST

July 11: Prevention and Early Detection Grants – Prevent Cancer Foundation

Additional Details

RFP Snapshot: An eligible proposal must be original and clearly describe pre-clinical, translational, clinical or

population-based research projects in the field of cancer prevention or early detection. If successful, research projects reduce the frequency of epithelial neoplasms: e.g., brain, head and neck, lung, breast, prostate, uterus, cervix, ovary, esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, liver, skin (including melanoma), HPV-related cancers or hematologic malignancies. Fellowship proposals must include information about the training environment, course work and opportunities for mentorship and professional growth of the applicant. There is a special focus on melanoma prevention and early detection proposals this cycle.

Max Amount and Period: $100,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: Fellowship awards are limited to postdoctoral level applicants only. Applicants must have a mentor to supervise the research and optimize the learning environment for them to develop as a researcher. Applicants must also fulfill an educational requirement by enrolling in one to two courses per year (for a grade) in an area in which the candidate has not received prior training and is relevant to his/her cancer prevention and early detection research training.

Due Date: July 11, 2022 at 10:59PM CST

This newsletter is not fully inclusive of all available cancer-related funding for trainees.

Please be sure to consult other sources to learn of other opportunities not listed above.